Screaming Fabric

This little chenille-backed blankie (tutorial here) is for my ballet teacher’s baby girl.  I just fell in love with the fabric.


You see, sometimes I’ll see fabric that isn’t meant to be sewn, but it’s just so cute that it screams to be sewn.  In fact, I heard this set of slightly pricey bed sheets screaming, “Sew me!” just recently.  I justified the purchase because I wanted to give something unique to my Chemisette Handbag test sewers.  So I ordered the sheet set and cut it up, giving half of it away and keeping the rest for myself.


Bing-Bing Bear (named for the bell inside his tummy) likes it too.  Can’t YOU hear those owls and trees screaming?

See the precious dress Lara made out of this fabric here.

25 thoughts on “Screaming Fabric

  1. Wow, I really love that fabric! I think you did the exact right thing with it. I have a couple fabrics like that – I just can’t cut them up. One has a winter scene that I had one quilted with flannel – great lap quilt too. Very cute project!

  2. I love, love, love that fabric (your blanket and the dress Lara made are both totally adorable). Do you mind sharing the fabric designer? I want to make an owl softie and it would be perfect for that purpose…… kind regards, Marina.

  3. Hello,

    My english is not very good, but i love all your work. And i visite your blog with a lot of pleasure.

    And like we said in french, BRAVO !!! for your work.

    Béatrice, from Bussy saint georges near disneyland paris

  4. The fabric is to die for! I would love to have received that when my babies were little. She’ll be thrilled!

    What brand is the sheet set? I’ve GOT to find some of that fabric! 🙂 HUGS!


  5. Like the fabric! Sooooo cute. It’s a great idea to use sheets to sew. I made a dress for Anne-Marie my daughter in a nice vintage sheet my mom in law had. She also gave me two old fur coats and I think I’ll make cushions out of them.

  6. Wow – what a genius rotary cutting idea – I need to go right out and find one of those little rulers now. And I always used scissors for curved bits because I thought there was no way – thank you!

  7. I love this fabric. My daughter and I were at the mall today and PBK was having a sale (like every OTHER store). I got a full size duvet cover in this print for $25!!! I haven’t figured out how much yardage that is but I know it was a great deal. I am planning to make a baby blanket for a friend as well as a dress for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

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